Floral Pattern Upholstery

The other day I was once more browsing through the July edition of House & Garden and there were images of a beautiful classic Victorian house in London, decorated by Sarah Delaney and photographed by Simon Brown. If this issue is still available where you live try to get it! The living/dining room of the house was decorated in light shades of grey with a mix of antique wood furniture and mid-century inspired pieces. What really struck me was the cheeriness of it all brought in through vivid accents of fuchsia and turquoise. Those colors were scattered around lightly: a fuchsia velvet upholstered armchair and fuchsia shelving on the otherwise white built-in bookcase, decorative pillows on the sofa or a few vases on the kitchen shelves. The effect was reinforced for the photo shoot with matching flower bouquets on almost every picture. In what seemed to be a reading nook a fifties sofa caught my eye. With it’s white background and floral pattern the “Dragonfly White” fabric from Skandium definitely added a lot of personality to this little sofa:

Quite inspired I went on the lookout for more floral patterns and found this gorgeous (I mean there really is no other word for it) picture by Mark Weinberg. Unfortunately I don’t know the fabric but isn’t it just stunning?

And then I found those below on Pinterest and I certainly wouldn’t mind having one or the other at home.

Floral patterns are often seen as old-fashioned but the white or light background of all those fabrics keep them fresh and modern. Wouldn’t you love to have such a conversation starter in your home?

Have a lovely weekend!

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  • You are absolutely right with your comment on the light background. That would probably be my decision point. But wait, I am just realizing that I have a couple of upholstered Luis IX armchairs with a taupe back ground and mint+white pattern on it. 🙂 So, I guess, it really depends on your mood, what your place needs and how quick you fall in love with a certain fabric.ReplyCancel

  • I have two wingback chairs I found at a thrift store; both are screaming to be re-upholstered. I know what I want for them. And what you pictured here is it! Thank you for providing such great inspiration, Corinne. I have to pin these!ReplyCancel

  • Victoria Greene

    I love the fabric on the chair at the bottom of the page, with the blue background, its the chair in the middle of the page. Do you know where I could find that fabric??? I’ve been looking for months for something like this! thanksReplyCancel

  • Hi Corinne, can you please tell me what the fabric is on the middle chair with the bright blue and pink floral print. Its beautiful!

  • Hi Corinne i sent you the wrong email address, please see above, thanks againReplyCancel

  • […] see pictures of gorgeous closets I’ll never fill, beautiful homes I’ll never own, furniture I’ll never reupholster, and holiday decorations I’ll never make, they are a really […]ReplyCancel

  • Whitney Sommer

    I’ve been searching for the name of the fabric on the Victoria chair at the bottom of the page – the bold fuschia and orange flowers??? Thanks!ReplyCancel

  • Lazara Torres

    Hi, can you tell me where I can buy all of the wonderful bright color flower fabrics on all three chairs? Thank you! LazaraReplyCancel

  • Leah Bridges

    I am looking for the same great floral fanric as the one on the arm chair on the left. Any tips on where I can find it or something similar? Thank you.ReplyCancel

  • The pattern at the sofa is from a in Sweden well known Swedish company: JOBS.
    Design: Gocken Jobs (1945)


    All the best from

  • Becky

    Hi – I am looking for the same great floral fabric as the one on the arm chair lower left of the page. Any tips on where I can find it or something similar? Thank you.ReplyCancel